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       dxfsphere  -  generate   a  triangle  mesh  approximating  a  sphere by
       recursive subdivision in .dxf format using libdime


       dxfsphere [-c] [-t] [-i] [-o outfile] level


       This manual page documents briefly the dxfsphere command.  This  manual
       page  was  written  for  the  Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the
       original program  does  not  have  a  manual  page.   Instead,  it  has
       documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

       dxfsphere is a program that
        generate a triangle mesh approximating a sphere by
        recursive subdivision. First approximation is an platonic
        solid; each level of refinement increases the number of
        triangles by a factor of 4.

        Level 3 (128 triangles for an octahedron) is a good tradeoff if
        gouraud shading is used to render the database.


       level  level  is  an  integer >= 1 setting the recursion level (default

       -c,      causes  triangles   to   be   generated   with   vertices   in
               order as viewed from the outside in a RHS coordinate system.
               The default is clockwise order.

       -t,    starts with a tetrahedron instead of an octahedron

       -i,    starts with a icosahedron instead of an octahedron

       -o,    outfile (default is stdout)

       -h,    Show useage.


       files in: /usr/share/doc/libdime/, /usr/share/doc/libdime-dev/.
       The  programs  are documented fully by,
       available via the Internet.


       This   manual   page   was   written    by    A.    Maitland    Bottoms
       <>,  for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
       by others).

                              September 21, 2003                       DIME(1)